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Thoma, Harry C. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 38, Number I (Oct. 1936)

To the victors,   p. 14


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                                                           10 die Vicors
                                                 Six Awards Are Offered to
Alumni
                                                 In jubilee Membership Campaign
                                                      This is a handsome
cup which will be suitably en-
                                                      graved before the presentation
is made. "Bill" Kies,
                                                      as you all know   has
been an active alumnus for
                                                      many years. He is chairman
of our membership com-
                                                      mittee and has been
a member of the Board of Di-
                                 John Richards        rectors for many years.
                                 Fraternities to        The classes, too,
will share in the spoils of this
                                    benefit           interesting contest.
As you know, Governor Philip
                                                      F. La Follette, '19,
gave a cup at the time of reunions
                                                      last year. We have
decided to award this "Governor's
                                                      Trophy" to the
class president or representative who
r  vO0 THE victor belongs the spoils. How true,       does the best job in
building up memberships in his
      how true, especially when one is talking about  or her class.
  l the "spoils" in the Alumni Association's Dia-
  JL  mond Jubilee Sweepstakes. Starting   from         AND     we haven't
forgotten the alumni and
      scratch the list of prizes has grown and grown  alumnae clubs, big
or small. To make the campaign
until now there is something for almost every type of  as fair as possible
we have divided the clubs into two
winner one could think of.                            groups, those in cities
with less than 200 alumni
  The latest additions to the list of awards for win-  population and those
in cities with more than 200
ners in this membership campaign come from two of    alumni population.
our most famous alumni, John R. "Big Jawn" Rich-       For the
clubs in the smaller cities we have estab-
ards, '96, and Fredric March, '20.  Of these two,    lished the President's
Trophy, a beautiful cup donat-
that of Richards is probably more unique. When        ed by our energetic
president, Harry A. Bullis, '17.
John heard of what was going on in the home office,  This cup will be awarded
to the club which shows
he immediately   wrote and   offered a                            the highest
percentage of increase based
trophy of some sort to the fraternity      -                      upon the
number of alumni residing in
which would send in the most new mem-                             that city.
In this way all of the com-
bers. Then, after thinking it over, he de-                        munities
will have an equal chance. Even
cided that most fraternities had enough                           though
the alumni population may be
cups on their mantels and what they                               relatively
meager a small club may win
needed was furniture. So he has offered                           this cup
by getting out and getting the
as a prize to the winning fraternity                              best percentage
of increase.
group ONE    HUNDRED       DOLLARS                                  And lastly,
for the clubs in cities with
worth of appropriate furnishings. Here                            more than
200 alumni population we
is a prize really worth while to any house                        have established
the George I. Haight
on the Campus.                                                    trophy
for the club in this group show-
  You will all remember John Richards                            ing the
best percentage of increase during
as the star of the football team in the late                      the year.
 We sincerely feel that here,
nineties and as coach of the Wisconsin                            again,
all of the clubs in this group will
teams on two different occasions. John                            have equal
opportunity to hustle and win
was the honored guest at Homecoming                               the award.
last season.
                                                                     SO there
you are, alumni, six grand
   NONE other than our own famous            Fredric March, '20  prizes in
our Diamond Jubilee Sweep-
Freddie March caught the spirit of the        To the alumnae     stakes contest.
Prizes for individuals,
Diamond Jubilee Year and offered a fine                           prizes
for classes, and prizes for clubs.
trophy  for the alumna who secured most new           The end is not yet
in sight, either, as we have heard
memberships during the progress of the campaign.     of several more awards
which may be donated at any
Here is a prize which will be coveted by our          time. Any one of you
stands a good chance of win-
feminine enthusiasts for many years to come.  He     ning something.
hasn't selected the trophy as yet, but you can rest    Time is short, however,
so enter the contest today.
assured that it will be one which you will want to   On the inside spread
of this issue you will find a
keep in plain sight in your home.  Step right up,    postal card which can
be returned to the Associa-
ladies, the field is wide open.                       tion office and you
will be sent the necessary appli-
   There is plenty of work for the men to do, too,    cation blanks. Club
and class officers are urged to
for we have established the William S. Kies award for  contact the office
for additional details regarding their
the alumnus who brings in the most new members.       campaigns.
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